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The informatics firms signed agreements to offer certain of their genomic data technologies on Google's cloud-based computing services platform.

Microba currently offers a direct-to-consumer gut microbiome profile product and plans to release additional products for clinical and research use cases.

In a recent study, a pair of researchers found that CNAs in cancer driver genes are better prognostic markers than mutations in the same genes.

Choices, Not Genes

A new study finds a limited influence of genetics on human longevity, Stat News reports.

Two recent publications suggest that DeepVariant's machine learning is far superior to traditional methods of variant calling, especially with hardware accelerators.

And That's It

Business Insider reports that a three-year partnership between Ancestry and Calico has ended.

The STRIDES program aims to establish industry partnerships to provide NIH researchers access to cost-effective computational infrastructure, tools, and services.

At HIMSS18, Eric Schmidt announced a new healthcare API for Google Cloud and explored how predictive analytics might change medical care and research for the better.

WuXi's data analysis tools will be hosted on Google's Cloud marketplace while Google's genomics and research tools will be integrated with WuXi's platform.

DNAnexus is running a pilot on its genome informatics platform with Google's newly open-sourced DeepVariant variant calling tool.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.